HomeUIC Research Journalvol. 17 no. 2 (2011)

Congruence of Human Core Faculties: A Phenomenological Inquiry on the Lived Philosophies of LGU Officials

Alvin O. Cayogyog | Ariel E. San Jose

Discipline: Philosophy, Social Science



The philosophical underpinning of this study states that the sound interplay of the intellect and will is necessary in living a good and happy life. Its main objective is to determine the congruence of the core faculties of selected local government unit by exploring their lived philosophies as public servants. To attain this objective, this study employs a qualitative method of research utilizing phenomenological inquiry via triangulation technique. The sharing of philosophies and experiences of study participants through a focused group discussion are triangulated with the results of the interviews with their barangay constituents. The results manifest that the dominant philosophies which ignite them to choose their careers are service as their life’s passion and service as their life’s orientation. These philosophies are expressed in their public service done with love, dedication and commitment; spent untiringly and timelessly not only in multi-sectoral but also in multidimensional areas with God as their driving force. These lived-philosophies are observed by their constituents through their sound relationship, appropriate support services, effective management and efficient programs of activities. Hence, the study confirms the congruence of the core faculties of the study participants through their lived philosophies as attested by their barangay constituents. This implies that leaders in academe, government, church, business, etc. who are agents of social transformation and development are hereby challenged to ascertain the congruence of their core faculties by striving to live their professed sound philosophies.